Pittsburgh Pirates History: Stars Transferred to Team from Louisville

The Louisville Colonels had been a relatively mediocre franchise during their time in the National League. However, they had some intriguing young talent. On this day in 1899, team president Barney Dreyfuss, who was a part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirat…

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San Diego Padres: Who Will be Selected in the Rule 5 Draft?

The San Diego Padres have a lot to take care of regarding their young roster. Is the Rule 5 draft a means by which to strengthen the team for 2017 and beyond?The Rule 5 draft is in just a few hours, as the winter meetings come to a close. The San Diego…

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Cabrera Bello takes 1-stroke lead at Hong Kong Open (The Associated Press)

HONG KONG (AP) — Rafa Cabrera Bello had four birdies and an eagle Thursday for an opening 6-under 64 and a one-stroke lead at the Hong Kong Open.

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Soccer-Same cash, different fates as Leipzig face Ingolstadt (Reuters)

By Karolos Grohmann Dec 8 (Reuters) – The similarities between Ingolstadt and Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig, are striking but the current fates of the cash-rich clubs could hardly be more different as they prepare to face each other on Saturday. Prom…

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Soccer-FIFA chief Infantino defends 48-team World Cup (Reuters)

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has defended his latest proposal for a 48-team World Cup, saying it would not extend the tournament beyond the existing length nor require any more venues. A source in FIFA said on Wednesday that Infantino had changed h…

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Soccer-Chelsea’s success under Conte does not surprise Buffon (Reuters)

Dec 8 (Reuters) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte “doesn’t do second” and the club’s rise to the top of the Premier League standings under the Italian is hardly surprising, Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has said. The 38-year-old has play…

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UEFA charges Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas after fan violence (The Associated Press)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has charged Dynamo Kiev and Besiktas with disciplinary offenses after fan violence marred a Champions League game between the teams.

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Axel Springer to launch German soccer daily newspaper (Reuters)

* Fussball Bild to be launched Jan. 20 * Germany’s Bundesliga is Europe’s 2nd-richest soccer league * Springer says expects no negative effect on other titles (Adds more details, background) BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Publisher Axel Spring…

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Soccer-Britton wary of old friend Defoe ahead of relegation-zone battle (Reuters)

Swansea City skipper Leon Britton believes foiling old friend Jermain Defoe will be key to his team’s hopes of overcoming Sunderland in Saturday’s Premier League relegation zone battle. “He is getting rewards… because he still looks as sharp now as …

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Gimme a hundred: Red Sox-Brewers trade contains $100 clause

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) A hundred dollars can still go a long way in baseball.

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